Saab has received an order from Airbus for the
provision of Overheat Detection Systems (OHDS) to be installed on
all future A350 aircraft.
The OHDS is based on new technology
developed by Saab and detects bleed air leakage in an aircraft.
The traditional method to detect overheating due
to bleed air leakage in an aircraft, is to use a special type of
electrical wiring filled with eutectic salt. The new system,
introduced by Saab, uses fibre optical sensors throughout the
bleed air ducts and an optical interrogator to generate and read
the optical signals, leading to a system with a drastically
reduced number of components.
Jessica Öberg, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab
Area Industrial Products and Services, said, “As a global leader
in aeronautics, space and related services, Airbus is a very
important customer for us and our commercial aircraft business.
This contract is proof of the successful development of our new
overheat detection system and its importance to our customers. We
are proud to contribute to the A350 and see great market potential
for this new system.”
This new technology has the benefit of installation
simplicity, low weight and high reliability, while also opening up
future additional measurement functions.